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Quarantine Inspires Local Teen to Start Business

The quarantine of 2020 brought out the entrepreneurial spirt and ambition of an Ashland City teen, Lila Hughes, who used the "downtime" to get creative.

Taking her love of candles and turning it into a thriving business was the (now) 13-year-old's goal. And over the course of the past year, she has found great success.

Showcasing a wide variety of scents, sizes, and unique jars, there is certainly something for everyone at LG's Homemade Goods.

Building off of her strong candle-making foundation, Hughes later added items like homemade hand sanitizer, disinfecting spray, lip balm, and gift baskets.

In addition to selling her items through her facebook page,, Hughes also set up a booth at the Ashland City Farmers Market last summer, and added more locations throughout the holiday season. This year, she plans return to the Ashland City Farmers Market.

“I love candles and I love finding just the right scent and color combinations that people will enjoy. Being in the kitchen creating things is so fun to me and a great way to express myself," she says. "I hope people enjoy my products as much as I enjoy making them!"

Hughes is an 8th grader at Goodpasture Christian School.


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